Pilot killed in small plane crash near Connersville, IN; FAA, NTSB investigating

02/24/2011 // Greensboro, NC, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Fayette County, IN—One person was killed in a small plane crash near Connersville on Wednesday, February 23, 2011. The plane went down just after 8 p.m. in a corn field surrounded by woods about 2.5 miles from the Connersville airport, reported WTHR.

According to police officials, 911 calls were received from people who live near the Connersville airport stating they heard a loud crash. Because of the rough terrain in the area, emergency crews initially had a hard time finding the wreckage.

The plane was found in a corn field with no crops, which is only accessible by four-wheel drive and all terrain vehicles at the time. Law enforcement officers, volunteer firefighters from several agencies and civilians used ATVs to search the area and eventually found the wreckage three hours later, according to reports. A storm kept a helicopter from flying, which could have found the wreckage sooner.

The pilot was found dead at the scene. State police couldn’t tell if there were any passengers inside of the plane, because of the severity of the crash. Officials also could not identify the plane at first sight, nor the style and how many seats.

The identity of the victim, the cause of the crash, where the plane was coming from and its destination is being withheld.

The Indiana State Police has secured the scene until the FAA and the NTSB arrives to conduct an investigation.

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